Our Staff

 

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SENIOR PASTOR (full-time)

Rev. Dr. John McNeill joined St. Paul’s on July 1, 2012. His role includes worship leader and preacher, leader of staff, and vision-caster. He works with the Worship, Church Council, Leadership Development, Finance and Staff Parish Relations (personnel) teams. John also works with the Loving Care Coordinator in the areas of pastoral care, funerals and weddings.

EMAIL:  jmcneill@stpaulsithaca.org

Click HERE to follow Pastor John’s blog, “Led and Transformed by the Spirit.”

 

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ADMINISTRATIVE/ BUILDING MINISTRIES COORDINATOR & BOOKKEEPER  (full-time)

Michelle Eells is the person you will see in the front office from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm on Monday-Thursday. She manages the calendar, space use and provides administrative support to our very active church and staff. Michelle also pays the bills, serves on the Finance Committee and creates financial reports for St. Paul’s. She is assisted by volunteer Dick Tenney, who is our financial secretary.

EMAIL: office@stpaulsithaca.org

Space use: building@stpaulsithaca.org

 

Dolch, Laura

CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES COORDINATOR (half-time)

Laura Dolch is the coordinator of our ministries for children, focusing on our dynamic and creative Sunday morning program for children from age 3 on up to sixth grade. Laura also coordinates our paid childcare program so that our young ones have consistent, loving caregivers.

EMAIL: lauradolch@stpaulsithaca.org

 

HOSPITALITY AND CONNECTION MINISTRIES COORDINATOR (half-time)

Anne Horst coordinates programs and activities that helps church members and visitors to connect with each other, St. Paul’s and the community.

EMAIL: ahorst@stpaulsithaca.org

 

LOVING CARE COORDINATOR (half-time):

Debbie Allen recruits and coordinates a team of volunteers to address the spiritual care needs of the congregation through a Prayer Chain, cards, phone calls, visitation, and bringing Holy Communion to the homebound.

EMAIL: dallen@stpauslithaca.org

YOUTH MINISTRIES & COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR (half-time)

Alexa Allmann organizes the middle and high school youth groups. She also maintains the church’s social media and website, and coordinates the weekly bulletin.

EMAIL: ajallmann@stpaulsithaca.org

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Dorothy Preston is our FESTIVAL CHIMES DIRECTOR (advanced bell choir).

EMAIL: dpreston@stpaulsithaca.org

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Jessa Dauria (left) and Katrina Twardokus (right) are our CHILDREN’S MUSIC GROUP DIRECTORS.

EMAIL: office@stpaulsithaca.org

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Orzel, Sue

CUSTODIAN (half-time):

Sue Orzel keeps “this old house” as clean as possible.

EMAIL: sorzel@stpaulsithaca.org

 

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PASTOR EMERITUS:

Rev. Bob McCune was the Senior Pastor at St. Paul’s from 1974-1983, and for a brief time in 2011-12. We are blessed to have Bob, his wife Alice, and many of his family as members of our current congregation.

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